Sunday, July 15, 2018

Pregnancy diet and Nutrition 101: Carbs—Yay or Nay?


What a woman eats and drinks during pregnancy is her baby's main source of nourishment. So, experts recommend that a mother-to-be choose a variety of healthy food and beverages to provide the important nutrients a baby needs for growth and development.


For the next nine months, you'll need to consume about 300 more calories per day than you did before you became pregnant. After all, your body is going through big changes, and you will need a full dose of nutrients to help with your baby’s growth and development.

However, when it comes to this topic, most, if not all, still have this question: do I need carbs to keep me and my baby healthy?

As one of the most delicate time in your life, you can’t just eat everything you want. But studies[i][ii] shows that carbohydrates should remain in your diet. Despite gaining a bad reputation, thanks to the popularity of low-carb diets in recent years, this nutrient remains a big source of energy.

Starchy foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta, and bread are good sources of vitamins and fiber, which can help provide you the energy to support your baby during pregnancy. Many of such foods also provide other important nutrients for his or her development, including calcium, iron, and B vitamins.

But of course, eating carbs is not enough. According Ms. Mary Jude “Jong” Icasiano, a Wyeth nutritionist, you should also follow some good eating habits so that your baby gets the best start in life.

Ms. Icasiano noted three of these habits below:

Get yourself some good fats. When you are pregnant, having too many fatty foods is a big no. But, your body still needs a certain amount of fat (just make sure that it is the good kind). Fats play important role in providing energy and nutrient absorption. This is since many vitamins are “fat-soluble”, which means that your body needs fat to use them. Vitamins such as A, D, E, and K are all fat soluble and are vital to fetal development. 

Try cutting down on saturated fats like butter, cheese, cakes, and sweets, and instead, start including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found in nuts, avocados, plant-based oils, and types of fish like salmon and tuna.

Polyunsaturated fats are rich in omega-3s to help develop and sustain the health of your baby's heart, immune system, brain, eyes and more, while monounsaturated fats are a good source of folic acid, which helps protect your baby against birth defects.

Eat fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense foods and key sources of a number of essential nutrients, such as potassium, magnesium, dietary fiber, folate, and vitamins A and C, which all play a huge role for you and your baby’s health.

Eating fresh produce during pregnancy is also an excellent way to manage your weight and reduce the risks of health complications and diseases.

Avoid coffee. If you are a coffee drinker, then you may have to start avoiding it for the meantime. According to a study[iii] conducted by Jongeun Rhee, et al., high caffeine intake during pregnancy is associated with a significant increase in the risk of low birth weight, and this risk appears to increase linearly as caffeine intake increases. 

While small servings shouldn’t have an impact on an unborn baby, it is still best to limit your coffee intake during pregnancy. Instead, you can opt for a decaf coffee or non-caffeinated drinks such as milk, fruit juices, and chocolate drink, among other things.

A diet that lacks key nutrients may negatively affect the baby’s development. That is why it is important to pick the right foods during pregnancy to supplement your baby’s needs. In addition to a healthy diet, you also need a milk that will supplement you and your baby with essential nutrients.

Consider drinking ProMama®, a delicious tasting nutritional milk drink, specially formulated with key nutrients designed to support you during preconception, pregnancy, and lactation. It is rich in DHA, Folic Acid, Choline, Iron and Iodine, to help support your baby’s brain growth and development.

Good nutrition plays a pivotal role in the health of you and your baby. As a pregnant woman, your body needs higher nutrients than you did before conception. That is why it is essential to start making better food choices for your baby’s bright tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Get a free backpack or gift cards for every purchase of select Brother printers


Catch these back-to-back Brother Philippines promos just in time
for the new school year!

Get in the groove for the new school year with the latest multifunction machines and printers from Brother Philippines—and get exciting freebies that will get you ready for school in style!

Brother, a Japanese home and office imaging leader, offers Filipino students, teachers, and families the perfect scanning and printing solutions to meet their demand for clear, beautifully hued print-outs for various needs. The company’s wide array of printers and imaging equipment guarantee fast, reliable, and hassle-free experiences at home and in the office.



Easy efficiency with the Brother Inkjet Multi-Function Centre Series

Still in need of a stylish, functional school bag to start the new academic year right? Every purchase of select Brother Inkjet Multi-Function Centre Series machines from authorized Brother dealers entitles customers a free backpack worth P1,195.00!

The Brother Inkjet Multi-Function Centre Series offers students the perfect companion for their study sessions. Scanning, copying, and printing documents is made so much easier with thoughtfully added features such as wireless connectivity (available for all models except the DCP-T310), high-volume paper trays, document feeders, single-line LCDs, and more.

Machines included in the promo are the Brother DCP-T710W 3-in-1, DCP-T310 3-in-1, DCP-T510W 3-in-1, MFC-T810W 5-in-1, and MFC-T910DW 5-in-1. Customers also get two bonus black ink bottles to print homework, reports, and projects with every purchase of qualified printers.

This promo runs from July 10 to 31, 2018, per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 11519, series of 2018.



Power up the savings with the Brother Refill Tank System

Still have some items in your back-to-school shopping list? Grab a Brother Refill Tank System machine from an authorized Brother dealer and take home up to P2,000.00 in BPI Gift Cards to shop anywhere MasterCard is accepted!

High-quality printouts, copies, and scans powered by Brother’s cutting-edge technology is now more cost-efficient with the Refill Tank System Series. And with this new promo, customers purchasing the Brother DCP-T300, DCP-T500W, and DCP-T700W will receive a BPI E-Pay Gift Card worth P1, 500 with each machine, while buyers of the MFC-T800W will receive a BPI E-Pay Gift Card worth P2,000.

This promo runs from July 15 to September 30, 2018, per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 12417, Series of 2018.

For more information on Brother Philippines’ latest promos or to avail of any of Brother Philippines’ promos, log on tohttps://promotions.brother.com.ph/.

For more information on the company, its technology, and latest products, visit www.brother.com.ph.


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Be Healthy and Stay Gorgeous with Crystal White

Crystal White Gluta Whitening Tablet


Are you looking for a supplement that can help you have a good night sleep? regular bowel movement? achieve whiter skin? And will help you stay healthy, radiant and glowing? 
Look no further. Dermcare Crystal White Gluta Whitening Tablet has got you covered.



Glutathione also known as the "Mother of all anti-oxidants" is popularly in-demand in the market today because of its various healthy benefits to people like protection against chronic oxidative stress that can cause cancer, neurodegeneration and range of other diseases. It can also defy the aging process which mostly women want nowadays. 


Today, with all the competition of glutathione brands, DERMCARE is releasing nationwide its new top of the line glutathione straight from Japan, introducing, "Crystal White". It is a skin supplement that gives vitamins for your skin you never knew you needed. Crystal White serves as anti-oxidant, whitening and has a lot of healthy benefits like regulation of bowel movement, gives you a better sleep, contains resveratrol that can burn fats and makes your body toned like never before, contains grapeseed extract that protects your cells from damage due to sun exposure and L-cystein that interferes with tyrosine in releasing dark pigments in your skin. 

Crystal White is definitely better than the rest with its seven ingredients to help your skin achieve its full potential, leaving your skin healthy, vibrant and glowing. It's active ingredient is a converted form of Glutathione and It's made in tablet form to avoid risk of residues and for faster absorption. One tablet is 250 mg and must be taken after meal 3 times a day. Results can be seen after 2 weeks to a month of use. It is 100% made in Japan. 

Crystal White will soon launch it’s roster of Ambassadors and ambassadress via a Beauty, Healthy and Wellness Conference.


How much is Crystal White Gluta Whitening Tablet?

SRP of Crystal White in the market is P1,950.00.

Crystal White is looking for distributors nationwide. Minimum order required is 10pcs for P1,450.00 each. A dealer form should be accomplished to qualify.

The areas of distribution are all Dermcare and Belle La Peau branches and can be bought in e commerce sites like BeautyMNL and Shopee. 

Crystal White will soon launch its Crystal White Cream and Crystal White Glutathione soap to complete the line. 

Here are the scientific list of benefits and contraindications of glutathione ingredients for your reference: 

* L-Cysteine is the converted form of Glutathione that provides function for melanin. Its supplements must not be taken in combination with intake of cyclophosphamide, prednisone, azathioprine, isosorbide, and nitroglycerin and in diagnosed cystinuria. 

Hithione Glutathione is an antioxidant and skin lightening that reduces biological oxidation. 

Vitamin C is the most potent antioxidant that protects the body from immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease and acts as skin whitening. 

* Grapeseed extract is abundant in Vitamin C which makes skin resilient and regulates or activates metabolism function of the skin. Grapeseed can also reduce inflammation, stabilizes collagen and elastin and acts as natural antihistamine in the protection and healing of connective tissue. 

Resveratrol has strong antioxidant effect as anti-aging. It must not be combined with Warfarin, Heparin, antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel and dipyridamole. 

* Polygonatum Odoratum is a powerful antioxidant effects as whitening 

* Saxifraga Stonolifera contains arbutin which is well known for its melanin degradation action. 

Arbutin as whitening effectively reduces existing pigmentation 

For more information about Crystal White, follow on Instagram @crystalwhitephilippines and like on Facebook @ Crystal White .

Nina Robertson, Ms Earth Australia 2017 and Miguel De La Rosa, Mplify PR Consultant 

For distributorship and media relations concern, you may call Miguel De La Rosa, PR Consultant at 09773597602 or email at migs.mplify@gmail.com 

For Sales and Marketing inquiries, you may contact Ms. Nicole Narvato, Sales and Marketing Manager of Crystal White at 0925-880-0837/ 0905-488-7305 and landline at (02) 531-8617. 

  

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Sweet and #AweSM at 60


It was a sweet night of visual feasts, colorful desserts, fun games and amazing performances as SM celebrated the “Sweet 60” weekend party, held at SM Mega Fashion Hall, as part of its continuing 60th anniversary.
SM Woman’s Radha, Bituin Escalante, and Frenchie Dy 

(L-R) Skechers and Sperry’s Karen Ong, Ava and Katrina Ong-De Chavez, Alicia and Ramon Ong

The “Sweet 60” activity area featured interactive play experiences, where shoppers immersed themselves in a fantastic wonderland of colors and desserts. In partnership with Boysen, Fruits In Ice Cream, The Dessert Museum, and The Lost Bread, SM Megamall’s #AweSM Weekend Party was an Instagram wonderland where everyone splurged on dessert treats and freebies, and snapped photos at the different activity stations.

(L-R) Birkenstock’s Victor, Julian, Kiana, and Salud Reyes
The National University (NU) PEP squad

Welcoming everyone to the event were SM Supermalls COO Steven Tan; SVP for marketing Jonjon San Agustin; and SM Megamall AVP for operations Christian Mathay.
Among the performers were the National University (NU) pep squad, top singers Frenchie Dy, Radha and Bituin Escalante, Ramonne Rodriguez of The Voice, and SM Little Star Annastacia Penny.



Bloggers Rhea Chong and Ashley Ortega


The event also featured a giant logo projection mapping at SM Megamall’s façade along EDSA to celebrate SM’s 60th anniversary. SM shoppers can look forward to a 6-month-long celebration and #AweSM deals and surprises in all 70 SM malls nationwide. 


(L-R) Showcase Concept’s Michelle Caro, Jennie Lynne and Ahmad Rahnema
Masuki’s Willen Ma and Benedict Ma Gigante

For more info about SM #AweSM 60 years, visit SM Supermalls Facebook page or check out www.smsupermalls.com



For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your AweSM moments at SM, then use the 60th anniversary’s official hashtag #AweSMoment

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

#KickstartWithLicealiz Learning Experience Workshop at the Mind Museum

School is in. Parents are again challenged on how to ensure children maintain good hair hygiene despite spending most of their time with classmates and friends.


Did you know that pediculosis or lice infestation is the second cause of absenteeism in public schools in the Philippines? First is toothache.

Lice is icky, but it's not dangerous,It's not infectious, they are not a sign of poor hygiene, and it's fairly easy to treat.

Head lice infestation, or pediculosis, occurs through close person-to-person contact with someone who already has the parasitic insect living close to their scalps. Most often they are spread through direct head-to-head contact but infrequently, they may be spread by contact with clothing - including hats and scarves -- or other personal items like combs, brushes, or towels.

Although lice don’t spread disease the way cockroaches and rodents do, these wingless insects do feed on a person’s blood. Having that lice saliva on your scalp and skin causes itchiness that is very irritating throughout the day and keeps you awake at night. Which affect children's  sleeping time that tends to affect their waking hours in the morning and performance in school.


Lamoiyan Corporation's Licealiz recently held #KickstartwithLicealiz Learning Experience workshop at The Mind Museum . Through this learning session, #PrincessY and I together with other mommy bloggers and their daughters were given a fun bonding experience at the same time gave us tips on how to keep those tresses flawless.

@bambikitty (IG) taught us different haistyles for our daughters



Our winning hairstyle 😍

For school girls, fashionable hairstyles are the definite hype which is why there was a hairstyle tutorial that instructed mommies how to style preppy, easy-to-do hairstyles that their kids can pull off at school.


There was also a lecture on basic hair care,  including ways on preventing head lice infestation, to teach us moms on how to prepare well for the school season, especially in ensuring that our child's health remains uncompromised by threats such as pediculosis or kuto.

Aside from the sumptuous food served we were also treated to an educational tour at The Mind Museum to provide our children with the opportunity to satisfy their thirst for learning.











Php71.75 for bottles and 12.75 for sachets.


Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo, an affordable, non-toxic formula that is clinically-proven to kill lice and nits, hopes to help mothers maintain their children's head lice-free.


Available at Mercury Drug, Watsons, SM, Puregold and other leading drugstores and supermarkets.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/licealiz.

Vivo’s notch-bearing Y81 priced below P10,000


Notch-bearing smartphones are being churned out like pancakes by leading smartphone brand Vivo and just a few days ago, one of these smartphones was released in Manila under the brand’s Y series—the trendy Vivo Y81 phone.


Vivo’s thumbprint specs are omnipresent in all their products. With the Vivo Y81, 13 MP rear camera does not fail selfie lovers especially with its the AI Face Beauty feature complemented by PDAF technology, providing flawless but natural-looking shots. The future-forward Face Unlock feature is also a specs highlight plus the phone’s ample 32 GB of storage. For game aficionados, Vivo Y81 does not disappoint with its 3GB RAM and a Game Mode feature which allows for smooth and uninterrupted game play.

But the Vivo Y81’s 6.22-inch notch display is the real spotlight stealer here.

What does the notch really do and why the clamor for it? Smartphone experts swear by its advantages such as adding to a display's usable space and maximizing screen area minus the need to compromise the essential features such as the front camera, sensors, receiver speaker, and LED indicator. A notch also allows for a smaller smartphone models to carry a larger display panel.

Running at an HD resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels, the Y81 boasts of a 19:9 FullView Display with a screen to body ratio of the Y81 is 88%, which means that the phone offers 15.5% more screen view than its counterparts with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

To top it all off, the display is a well-protected by Corning Gorilla glass shield.



The Vivo Y81 is available in colors black and red at only Php 9,999.00, relatively easy on the pocket for a notch display phone of its kind in the market. 



About Vivo
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines /), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts



Sunday, July 1, 2018

Vivo’s hottest endorsers grace Vivo X21 launch in elegant all-black


Vivo’s local brand endorsers, also the hottest influencers in the country to date, graced the Vivo X21l aunch last June 21 in their stylish all-black evening wardrobe.


The launch, also well-attended by the brand’s industry partners and media personalities, was fittingly
held at the premier and chic Okada Manila. Bloggers and sisters Vern and Verniece Enciso stunned the crowd with their classy all-black number while Maris Racal and Chienna Filomeno exuded sultriness with
their sexy yet tasteful black dresses. Julie Anne San Jose proved that she is the diva that she is with her sophisticated two-piece long gown. Darren Espanto and McCoy De Leon were equally fine-looking in their well-tailored black suits.

The attendees of the Vivo X21 launch were also treated to performances by Julie Anne and Darren who exhibited their musical prowess, to the delight of the audience.


The Vivo X21’s unveiling wowed the industry with the phone’s state-of-the-art, future forward under-glass fingerprint sensor complemented by other impressive offerings such as an extraordinary 19:9 Fullview Display which produces a more immersive mobile video-watching and gaming experience, and an AI Face Beauty-enabled camera that boasts of dual pixel sensors which create vivid pictures whether in low-light or backlight situations.

The in-display fingerprint technology was first launched at the CES 2018 early this year with Vivo following up on the promise of a launch of a smartphone carrying the said high-end feature with the eventual release of the X21.

The Vivo X21 is now available in the market at the retail price of Php 29,999.00 and comes in elegant matte black. 

McCoy de Leon, Vivo's endorser



Saturday, June 30, 2018

Vivo, the official smartphone sponsor of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.


Vivo launches X21 with a nod to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 

Topnotch global smartphone brand Vivo has officially brought the world-first in-display fingerprint technology in smartphone to the Philippines at the launch of the Vivo X21 last June 21 in Manila. The event, graced by the brand’s hottest influencers and well-attended by industry partners and member of the media, featured football fever as Vivo is the official smartphone sponsor of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. 

The event showcased official FIFA merchandize with adorable Vivo mascots showing the crowd how to do the #PassTheSwag dance in a brief but fun dance presentation. 


Vivo’s local brand endorsers were also seen donning FIFA football jerseys of various teams: blogger-sisters Vern and Vernice Enciso were sporting jerseys of team Germany and team Spain, both victors of FIFA World Cup 2014 and 2010 respectively. 

Meanwhile, Chienna Filomeno and Maris Racal were proudly wearing the jerseys of Brazil, the five-time FIFA World Cup title holders. 

Soulful acoustic star TJ Monterde, on the other hand, showed expressed support for Portugal’s football superstar Christiano Ronaldo. 

Even the Vivo team composed of Ms. Hazel Bascon, VP for Sales, Ms. Annie Lim, Brand Director, Mr. Patrick Villareal, and Ms. Jomarie Morales were also bitten by the FIFA fever with their football-inspired garb. 


The brand endorsers were more than thrilled to be a part of the Vivo X21 launch. Verniece and Vern, author of a popular travel and fashion blog, attributes their beautiful page content to the Vivo X21, “Part of our job is taking photos and capturing memories all over the world. Vivo X21 is our new travel buddy. What we super love about the new smartphone is the dual rear camera.” The sisters also love the X21’s AI Super HDR feature that offers crisp photos for posting online. 


Chienna, a K-pop fanatic, appreciates the X21’s FullView Display, “Because I really love watching dance covers, music videos, [the X21’s FullView Display] allows me to see the videos clearly especially when I rehearse K-Pop dance moves.” 


Singer TJ, who is also a gamer on the side, is impressed with the X21’s Game Mode. “It allows me to block alerts while I’m playing games so I can focus on winning Mobile Legends,” TJ gushes. 

But, it also allows me to modify the settings so I can still accept calls especially from my girlfriend.” 

TJ is referring to long-time love and fellow Vivo endorser KZ Tandingan. 

Vivo is known to push boundaries in the name of innovation. The Vivo X21 is proof of this with its impressive under-glass fingerprint sensor complemented by other state-of-the-art offerings such as an impressive 19:9 Fullview Display which produces a more immersive mobile video-watching and gaming experience, and an AI Face Beauty-enabled camera that boasts of dual pixel sensors which creates vivid pictures whether in low-light or backlight situations—perfect for everyone’s travel shots. 

The new Vivo smartphone is also equipped with Vivo’s latest pride: the AI-powered Super HDR technology. Committed to bringing flawless photos, the Super HDR is an upgrade of the regular HDR but merges more frames to resolve the problems presented by contrasting strong dark and light tones in a photo so one can take shots anytime, anywhere. 

About Vivo 
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide. 

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines /), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts 


Friday, June 29, 2018

Shopee, Akulaku are Vivo's newest online partners


Global smartphone brand Vivo has confirmed its partnerships with Shopee Philippines and  Akulaku


Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Ms. Hazel Bascon and Brand Director Ms. Annie Lim during the launch of the all-new X21 on June 21 at Okada Manila exchanged tokens with the representatives from Shopee Philippines, Ms. Jane Lim, and from Akulaku, Mr. Sean Duxiang. 

With the new partnerships, Vivo has opened its official online store on Shopee Philippines and has given shoppers to buy its smartphones through online installment payment options on 
Akulaku. 


Vivo Philippines newest partner is Shopee Philippines. 




Vivo Philippines’ executives welcomed Akulaku as its newest online partner.

We promise a fruitful year of surprises as we forge more partnerships with other brands, such as Shopee Philippines and Akulaku,” Ms. Bascon said before the ceremonial exchanged of tokens. 

Shopee Philippines is an online shopping mall where users can buy and sell anytime and anywhere. Akulaku, meanwhile, is an online installing shopping mall that also provides financial 
services in Southeast Asian countries. 

We still have a long year to go and this means more exciting Vivo events are in store in the coming months,” Ms. Bascon added. 


About Vivo 
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands 
of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide. For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook 
(https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines /), 
and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

VIVO UNLOCKS THE FUTURE WITH THE LAUNCH OF X21 IN THE PHILIPPINES

Vivo Philippines’ VP for Sales Ms. Hazel Bascon gave her welcome message during the Vivo X21 launch.

Global smartphone brand Vivo has unlocked the future of mobile technology in the Philippines as it introduced a new flagship, the X21 with the pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, at its launch in Okada Manila on June 21.

The event, held in the Grand Ballroom of the picturesque oceanfront integrated resort, was well-attended by media partners and other guests despite the heavy rain.

Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Ms. Hazel Bascon during her opening remarks highlighted the global smartphone brand’s dedication to innovation.

What is about to unfold before you is the reveal of the world’s first smartphone to feature an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner housed in a beautifully-designed all-glass build, a smartphone that is truly exceptional in more ways than one,” she said.


partners got the lowdown on the X21 straight from Vivo representatives.


Vivo Philippines representatives Mr. Patrick Villareal and Ms. Jomarie Morales then went up on stage to explain each of the specs of the Vivo X21. The pair discussed how the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology as well as the other features such as the AI Face Access, front and rear cameras with all-pixel dual-core sensor on the X21 work.

Sharing tech expertise
Tech experts shared their thoughts on the Vivo X21.


During the launch, Vivo also invited on stage some of the respected industry experts to discuss the X21. They are Mr. Louie Diangson of Yugatech, Mr. Daniel Moral of GadgetMatch, Mr. Mark Milan Macanas of TechPinas, Mr. Giancarlo Viterbo of GadgetPilipinas, Mr. Peter Jan Icogo of Gizguide, Mr. Jamie Inocian of Unbox, and Ms. Alora Uy Guerrero of Revu.

Mr. Diangson discussed the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology and the AI Face Access of X21. Mr. Morial then explained how efficient the X21’s AI photography.

On the other hand, Mr. Macanas talked about Vivo X21’s front camera, specifically its AI Face Beauty.  Mr. Viterbo, moreover, shared how Vivo X21’s AI Game Mode keep interruptions at bay while playing PUBG Mobile and other games.

Vivo X21’s chipset, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE, is the most powerful in the Philippines to date, Mr. Icogo confirmed. Meanwhile, Mr. Inocian focused on Vivo X21’s 6.28-inch + FullView™ Display.

Ms. Guerrero, finally, highlighted why Vivo X21 is one of the most advanced phones when it comes to audio playback.

Exciting partnerships

Vivo Philippines newest partner is Shopee Philippines.

Vivo also announced its partnerships with Shopee Philippines and Akulaku. Ms. Bascon and Brand Director Ms. Annie Lim from Vivo Philippines exchanged tokens with the representatives from Shopee Philippines, Ms. Jane Lim, and from Akulaku, Mr. Sean Duxiang.

Shopee Philippines is an online shopping mall. Through the new partnership, Vivo has put up its official online store on Shopee Philippines.

Vivo Philippines’ executives welcomed Akulaku as its newest online partner.

Akulaku, meanwhile, is an online installing shopping mall that also provides financial services in Southeast Asian countries. Vivo smartphones can now be bought online installment payment options on Akulaku.

Exhilarating FIFA fever

Vivo, as the Official Smartphone Sponsor, of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 brought the football fever to the launch of X21. To get a glimpse of all the excitement in Russia, Vivo displayed some FIFA merchandise at the lobby.

During the presentation of the X21, Vivo mascots also showed the crowd how to do the #PassTheSwag FIFA dance. Vivo Philippines endorsers Vern and Verniece Enciso, Chie Filomeno, Maris Racal, and TJ Monterde then strutted the new flagship with a Vivo FIFA ball on their other hand while they proudly sport their favorite FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 team jersey.

Vern was wearing the jersey of the FIFA World Cup 2014 champs Germany while her sister Verniece was clad in a jersey of Spain, the FIFA World Cup 2010 victors Chienna and Maris, meanwhile, were proudly wearing the jersey of Brazil, the five-time FIFA World Cup title holders.

TJ, on the other hand, expressed his support for the national team of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal.

Moreover, the Vivo Philippines team including Ms. Bascon, Mr. Villareal, Ms. Morales, as well as Brand Director Ms. Annie Lim were also bitten by the FIFA fever in their football-inspired garb.

Exquisite #OOTDs
Vivo endorsers and executives pose for photos at the launch of the pioneering X21.

The Vivo Philippines endorsers also took cues from the new X21 for their second look for the night.

The Vivo X21 has ditched the metal body for a new 3D glass back cover. The design was inspired by Iceland’s Wake Black Beach, a rapidly cooling lava granule that is deep and dark yet free of impurities.

Vern and Verniece proved that they are young fashion icons in their Patty Ang creations.

Chienna and Maris, meanwhile, showed off that simplicity is the key to achieving elegance.

Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose looked every inch a star during the Vivo X21 launch.

Julie Anne San Jose who performed the closing number for the night looked like a total performer in her sparkly ensemble.

Meanwhile, the unstoppable Darren Espanto entertained the crowd with his energetic performance.

Darren Espanto who had a mini-concert at the launch with her four-song set and Mccoy de Leon who made sure he would be part of the event despite the rains looked dashing and sleek in their tailored outfits.

Ms. Hazel Bascon announced that the Vivo X21 would be available at select stores starting June 22.

Ms. Bascon also revealed the price of Vivo X21 towards the end of the program.

The Vivo X21 is retailed for Php29,999 in authorized shops nationwide. The list of participating stores can be found here: http://vivoglobal.ph/x21_stores/.